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Patient Assessment-T

Patient Assessment/Management - Trauma (for the EMT-Basic)

QuestionAnswer
Takes, or verbalizes, BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATION precautions Step 1/23
Determines the SCENE IS SAFE Step 2/23
Determines the MECHANISM OF INJURY Step 3/23
Determines the NUMBER OF PATIENTS Step 4/23
REQUESTS ADDITIONAL HELP, if necessary Step 5/23
CONSIDERS STABILIZATION OF SPINE Step 6/23
Verbalizes GENERAL IMPRESSION of the patient Step 7/23
Determines RESPONSIVENESS/LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS Step 8/23
Determines CHIEF COMPLAINT/APPARENT LIFE THREATS Step 9/23
Assess AIRWAY and BREATHING (includes: assessment, initiating appropriate oxygen therapy, assuring adequate ventilation, and injury management) Step 10/23
Assess CIRCULATION (includes: assessing/controlling MAJOR bleeding; assessing pulse; and assessing skin color, temperature and condition) Step 11/23
Identify PRIORITY PATIENTS/MAKES TRANSPORT DECISION Step 12/23
Selects APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENT - (FOCUSED or RAPID ASSESSMENT) Step 13/23
Obtains, or directs assistance to obtain, BASELINE VITAL SIGNS Step 14/23
Obtains S.A.M.P.L.E. history Step 15/23
ASSESSES THE HEAD (Detailed Physical Exam, includes: Inspecting and palpating the scalp and ears; assessing the eyes; assessing the facial areas-including oral and nasal areas) Step 16/23
ASSESSES THE NECK (Detailed Physical Exam, includes: Inspecting and Palpating the neck; Assessing for JVD; and assessing for tracheal deviation) Step 17/23
ASSESSES THE CHEST (Detailed Physical Exam, includes: Inspecting, Palpating, and Auscultating lung/breath sounds) Step 18/23
ASSESSES THE ABDOMEN/PELVIS (Detailed Physical Exam, includes: Assessing the abdomen, assessing the pelvis, and verbalizing assessment of the genitalia/perineum as needed) Step 19/23
ASSESSES THE EXTREMITIES (1 point for each extremity, includes: inspection, palpation, and assessment of motor, sensory, and circulatory function) Step 20/23
ASSESS THE POSTERIOR (includes assessing the thorax and assessing the lumbar spinal regions) Step 21/23
MANAGES SECONDARY INJURIES and WOUNDS appropriately Step 22/23
VERBALIZES RE-ASSESSMENT OF THE VITAL SIGNS Step 23/23
PATIENT ASSESSMENT/MANAGEMENT - TRAUMA PATIENT ASSESSMENT/MANAGEMENT - TRAUMA
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